On this episode Will Sherwin talks with Danielle Drake, MA about her journey in choosing to become a clinical psychologist. She performs two of her spoken word poems, we discuss African-centered psychology, song lyrics evocative of therapeutic principles, teaching narrative and expressive arts practices, and sky-diving .
Danielle is on the core faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies' Expressive Arts Program in San Francisco, CA. She is also a PhD. candidate at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. Her dissertation is entitled, "Spirituality and Creativity Among Culturally Empowered African-Americans: A Legacy of Empowered Community Liberation."